Rep. Roth (R-WI)


As a the representative of Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District from 1979 until 1997, Toby Roth sponsored or cosponsored nearly 1600 bills. More than 170 of them were signed into law. over 170 of which were signed into law. Mr. Roth was a prominent member of the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services and the House Committee on International Relations. Many of his sponsored bills focused on foreign trade and international finance.

Roth signed the Contract with America in 1994, which outlined the actions the Republican Party would take if it became the majority party in Congress in thefollowing the 1994 Congressional election.

Through specific policy proposals outlined in the document, Republicans used the Contract with America to show their commitment to limiting the size and scope of the government, lowering taxes, and reforming the welfare system. Former congressman Roth is a strong supporter of conservative values, which is reflected by his voting record throughout his 18 years in Congress.

Born in Strasburg, North Dakota, former congressman Roth attended college at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After serving as a lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve, Mr. Roth ran for a seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1972, where he would remain in office until 1978 when he chose to run for a seat in thewas elected to the 96th U.S. Congress.

Stance on social security reform/is social security working:

Toby Roth wasAs a proponent of the Senior Citizens Fairness Act, a component of the Contract with America. , Toby Roth showed his support for social security reform. The law would have raised the social security earnings limit, repealed the 1993 tax increase on social security benefits, and provided tax incentives for private long-term care insurance.

Roth and other conservatives argued that these reforms , which would have, in theory, allowedallow retired Americans to keep more of what they earned while they were working. The bill was never introduced in Congress. But, Although this specific bill was never introduced in Congress, policies similar to these were proposed in the Contract with America Advancement Act of 1996, which was enacted in March of 1996.  

Roth’s support for the proposals in these two bills illustrate his hope for that conservative social security reform and givingwould give older Americans greater financial support in following retirement.

With funding for the U.S. social security system in steady decline and the strong possibility that expenses for the program will exceed revenue in the near future, some policy- makers have proposed tax increases to remedy the issuegenerate the necessary funding. Mr. Roth’s voting record and conservative views suggest he would be strongly againststrongly oppose any social security reform involving tax increases, despite the declining state of the social security system..


Liam HavivComment